amit patel, uSA
Amit Patel, a native of California, began his dance journey in 2004 and has done extensive dance training in contemporary, ballet, Bollywood, jazz, and hip-hop studies in many of the most prestigious dance institutions across the USA.
Amit taught, choreographed, and danced professionally for Mona Khan Company (MKC) since its inception in 2009. His work at MKC earned him a place to perform on many national platforms, including the Indiaspora Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C. honoring President Obama’s second Presidential term and the top 48 of America’s Got Talent among other things.
Most recently, he was awarded the Audience Choice Award in the 2016 sjDANCECo Choreo Project Awards Concert, along with Ishika Seth, for their choreography of “Broken Memories – A dance through time.”
His aim is to continue exploring fusion movement and create a space for Indian Contemporary dance. Lately, he has been raising waves with his Bollywood heels dance choreographies that fuse together Eastern and Western movement & music.
Be sure to register for his Hollywood Heels workshop at IDF19! Heels for his workshop are optional, so don't be shy! Amit is also going to perform during Show Night and be one of the judges in Europe’s Biggest Bollywood Dance Competition!